There is a fast, accurate, and scientific way to measure your metabolism!
These objective measurements are the blueprint by which we create a customized eating and exercise program, so your efforts will be more focused and effective.
Metabolism testing (or metabolic testing) is a quick measure of your oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. Taken through a neoprene mask (shown right), this measurement tells us how your body uses energy. Based on which assessment is taken, we will find:
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) - The number of calories your body requires to be awake but resting. This will be your minimum calorie intake per day.
Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) - The number of calories required to do your day to day activities while trying to reach your health and weight goals.
Peak VO2 Score - How well your body utilizes oxygen for energy. The more oxygen you use, the more calories you burn per minute of activity.
Heart Rate Training Zones - Defines your aerobic and anaerobic zones.
Aerobic zones - the heart rate zones in which you burn a mix of fat and sugar for fuel.
Anaerobic zones - The heart rate zones in which you only burn sugar for fuel.
Anaerobic Threshold (AT) - The heart rate at which you switch from your aerobic system to your anaerobic system and stop burning fat!
Heart Rate Recovery rate - How quickly your heart rate drops in a one-minute recovery. This is an indicator of conditioning and heart health.
Eating Plan, Lifestyle Coaching
These are accurate measures as opposed to the age-based calculations used to determine the maximum heart rate or calorie needs for an individual.
You will be given a nutrition (calorie) and/or cardio plan based on your results. The plan will help you increase your metabolic rate over a short amount of time. Also, we will work on improving your fat burning utilization to maximize fat loss, improve caloric burn rate, and increase energy and endurance. Reassessment is recommended in two to three month intervals in order to track progression and adjust your program.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
This test tells you how many calories you should be consuming each day in order to maintain, lose, or gain weight. It is important to know your RMR to ensure that you are not under eating. Under eating will result in loss of muscle, increased body fat storage, and a slower metabolic rate. Your RMR is 60–75% of your daily caloric burn rate. View Sample Plan
Exercise Metabolic Rate (EMR)
This test helps you find the heart rate zones in which you should be training to make sure you are burning fat and calories efficiently. We burn fat in our aerobic zones and not in our anaerobic zones. The test will determine where your zones are so that you can maximize your fat burning efforts. Heart rate training is key to improving fat utilization, cardiovascular health and performance. This test can be done on a treadmill, cycle, spin bike, or EFX machine. View Sample Heart Rate Zones and Workout
You will receive your report and a consultation after each test. Whether you are deconditioned or in peak condition, the tests are great for anyone. Both tests are performed at Willow Bend Fitness Club in Plano or can be done on-site at another facility (if allowed).